The day I was lost in the forest

I was lost, but the circumstances beautiful.

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Pocket camera sony RX100 and the help of photoshop.

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Beautiful light and lovely scene, Ben. I might burn down the highlights in the lower right corner but pretty minor. I like this quite a bit.

Really nice. The comp is great and the light rays are icing on the cake. It’s just a personal preference, but I would go with a slight vignette to accentuate the rays.

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This is really nicely done. Those light rays make for a great focal point. I like what Michael has done but I would go a bit farther taking the overall exposure a bit lower.

@Ben_van_der_Sande This is a fortunate find. It’s a beautiful photo.

My only input would be that I’d consider a slight vignette added to give this a bit more depth.


Even when you’re lost - you’re found - or at least you manage to find beautiful and dramatic light.

A classic beauty with the light rays, the path leading through the enchanted forest… just wonderful.

I really like what Michael did - although for me I would back off that change on the right as those tree trunks are already fairly dark. But I like dropping the luminosity in the 2/3 of the image.

Glad you found your way back!